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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.41/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 23   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Made with only six ingredients. Malted 2-row barley, palisade hops, orange blossom honey, White Labs California Ale Yeast, apricots and San Diego carbon filtered tap water. Low bitterness is balanced by tart apricots with a sweet but not cloying finish. Barmy Ale can be aged up to eight years with a strong honey wine character emerging if cellared. Be careful not to be the barmiest of them all.

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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Was listed as 12%. Pours to a glowing golden body with a crisp white head. Aroma is light apricots. Flavor is more significantly apricots and some light floral hops. Moderate sweetness. Medium body, and surprisingly not syrupy. Doesnt taste like 12% at all. Very dangerous brew for that reason.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1735) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAR 11, 2017
Draft. Intense apricot aromas. Oranges, fresh hay. Strong alcohol on the palate, then strangely sweet-but-dry. Honey. As promised, not cloying. Reminds me of a dessert wine.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tfontana (888) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Bottle pour. Appearance is hazy light brown/dark yellow with nice sparkle, ephemeral less-than-finger-width white head with trace lacing. Aroma is champagne-like yeast, tart, apricot, honey/candied sugar over malts. Taste is candied sugar/honey, apricots over malt base; hints of barley wine in here; alcohol hidden well. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with thin texture, lively carbonation and sweet honey finish. Overall, a little on the sweet side--which is hard to do with me--but some complexity here.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BlackHaddock (6902) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2017
On a flight at the Ballast Point place in Temecula, California on 9th Feb 2017. Golden orange pour, white head. As the name suggests, this tastes and smells of apricots, so fairly tart and musty, yet with a pleasant sweetness: is that from the added honey or the apricots? I dont know. Anyway, I enjoyed this, thought the alcohol was well hidden too.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (3586) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2017
On tap at grind house. Sweet honey flavor. Big body. A little apricot flavor. Honey apricot aroma. A little goes a long way here but its good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (16245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
On tap at Ballast Point - Scripps Ranch, pours a hazy orange amber with a small white head. Aroma brings out lots of Belgian yeast, candied sugar and phenols. Flavour is boozy, with lots of candied sugar, Belgian yeast and alcohol. Inauthentic, but it works well for what it is. A boozy, sugary mess that works decently.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (5387) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Bottle. Tastes like apricot, honey, cereal malt, toast, and grassy hops. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like pale malts, apricot, citrus hops, and honey.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sonnycheeba (5754) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 Bottle. Pours clear orange. Aroma and flavor are apricot, pale malt, faint honey, and soft floral and citrus hops. Medium body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6002) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2017
Perfectly clear apricot and orange coloured body with a thinnish, single centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of honey, yeast, alcohol, oranges, citrus, metal and a bit of medicinal scents. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich honey flavours show through first with a lot of malt, some apricots, pears, citrus and finishing with a ton of alcohol warmth. Aftertaste shows a nice apricot and fruity flavour with a lot of residual fruit sweetness, a bit of toffee and pitted fruits, raisins and some smoother hop and malt elements near the end. Overall, a nice and robust offering with a lot of malt, honey, yeast and some floral flavours as well, but the apricot and alcohol are by far the strongest here. Nice to sample, and even though I believe this one either belongs in the American Strong or Tripel category, this still is a decent enough beer to look for, and have around if you can get it on the cheap, given its high potency. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Liqour Outlet in Boonton, New Jersey on 26-November-2016 for US$2,79 sampled at home in Washington on 07-February-2017.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dfinney23 (3082) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2017 A little heavy on the honey but the apricot is quite nice. Really hides its alcohol.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (6010) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - JAN 29, 2017
Gold color. Aroma has some apricot and malt. Lots of sweet malt in the flavor, there is a lot of sugsr here. Minimal apricot flavor along with alcohol. Carbonation is low.


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